Search Results: "Nell Freudenberger"


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LUCKY GIRLS by Nell Freudenberger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Fiction more skillful than memorable."
Five longish, often familiar, but always readable stories by Freudenberger—like Jonathan Safran Foer, a New Yorker discovery in its Summer 2001 Debut Fiction issue. Read full book review >

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THE DISSIDENT by Nell Freudenberger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Still, its vivid characters and page-turning plot make it a more than commendable first novel."
Cultural exchange breeds more misunderstanding than enlightenment in this ambitious debut novel from the author of the collection Lucky Girls (2003). Read full book review >

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THE NEWLYWEDS by Nell Freudenberger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2012

"Well executed but a bit too obviously studied—more willed than felt."
Freudenberger (The Dissident, 2006, etc.) examines a marriage arranged via the Internet. Read full book review >

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UNHOLY GHOST by Nell Casey
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 7, 2001

"Administer in small doses at sensible intervals—or expect a serious side-effect: depression."
An uneven collection of 22 essays and excerpts on the subject of depression by a wide assortment of writers. Read full book review >

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PRIVATE NOVELIST by Nell Zink
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Proof that experimental fiction can be fun."
Early work by the acclaimed author of Nicotine (2016), Mislaid (2015), and Wallcreeper (2014). Read full book review >

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BLEAKER HOUSE by Nell Stevens
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 14, 2017

"This engaging debut fulfills her confident prediction."
On a remote island, a young writer assesses her talents and her dreams. Read full book review >

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AN UNCERTAIN INHERITANCE by Nell Casey
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 13, 2007

"A beautifully written but painful series of meditations."
A kaleidoscopic vision of what it means to care for an ailing relative. Read full book review >

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NICOTINE by Nell Zink
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Social satire with a sharp wit and a big heart."
A rich, rewarding tale of love, rebirth, and chewing tobacco from the author of Mislaid (2015) and The Wallcreeper (2014). Read full book review >

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BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE by Nell Bernstein
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2014

"The combination of muckraking research and absolutism make the book passionate and convincing as advocacy, though conservative readers may be less moved."
An investigation of the American juvenile justice system, seen as too fundamentally corrosive to be reformed. Read full book review >

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THE WALLCREEPER by Nell Zink
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A brief yet masterful novel of epic breadth."
Zink's cerebral, fast-paced first novel chronicles a young woman's life in Europe after marrying a man she's known for three weeks. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 18, 2005

"A pleasant collection."
Simple reflections on life's varied moments. Read full book review >

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THE HISTORY OF WHITE PEOPLE by Nell Irvin Painter
NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2010

"Sure to interest students of ethnic relations, history and anthropology, with pointed examples for daily living in this multicultural, multiethnic land."
A provocative look at the white race—or, more accurately, the white races—by noted African-American scholar Painter (Creating Black Americans: African-American History and its Meanings, 1619 to the Present, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >